Bachelor of Arts in Art and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon
Focus in glaze chemistry and environmental design.
Throughout Rebecca’s life she has had a strong awareness of and attraction to the beauty in all things; She is excited to bring her passion for beauty, design, and people to Pikes Peak Artist Collective.
As a life-long artist, she has been a painter, jewelry maker, and a ceramic artist. she appreciates the beauty in all forms of art but finds her primary medium for creative expression in working with clay.
Through Rebecca’s appreciation of creative expression, she wants to collaborate with other art educators to support the growth of artists in Colorado Springs.
Rebecca’s education and experience at the University of Oregon allowed her to explore art and creative expression and enriched her passion as an artist. Her Environmental Studies degree at the University of Oregon furthered her appreciation of the natural world providing multicultural experiences in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. From those experiences she came to appreciate the changing world we are apart of and the importance that fostering the expression of creativity is necessary for the sustainability of a healthy world.
After moving to Colorado Springs from Pennsylvania with her husband Casey, she met Marcie Anderson owner of Studio 101 that was originally started by Rhonda Conn-Parent. Rebecca’s progression into ownership in 2019 was natural and an inspiration to honor the history of the studio and keep what has been created as a viable part of the community.
Rebecca looks forward to continuing to provide a supportive and comfortable art education center for both children and adults.
Her goal is to see artists creating in a nurturing space that enhances expression, surrounded by art work created by children and adults, with various teachers providing different perspectives and skills and a wide variety of art shows held by different PPAC artists. “As a community we can support one another, inspire our souls and thrive. Most of all, I am excited to meet you and learn how we can collectively enable the expression of art in Colorado Springs.” -Rebecca